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Given the number of clean sheets they kept last season, it makes sense to go with Liverpool defenders. As I explained in Part 1, Alisson and Alexander-Arnold stand out for me. Van Dijk and Robertson are also solid options. Choose wisely as they are all quite expensive. Since Alisson is reliable, I picked McGovern (4m) from Norwich City as filler (meaning I will never use him).
From the champions, I recommend Aymeric Laporte(6.5m). Keep in mind he was injured for the Community Shield game, so if he is not fit before GW1, replace him with Kyle Walker (6m). Laporte brought in plenty of clean sheets and also some goals last season. He is guaranteed to be a started when fit, so it’s a no brainer. He trained with City today so it’s likely he will play.
Zinchenko (5.5m) is a lower budget option at left back. Mendy (6m) is not fit yet and Angelino does not look like he is going to be starting any time soon, so it’s a safe bet.
From Spurs, Kyle Walker-Peters (5m) is an interesting player. Foyth is injured and Aurier might not make it back in time for GW1 so the young american will surely start. Spurs start at home against newly promoted Aston Villa, then they have a tough trip to City. After that they play Newcastle at home.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire both at 5.5m are tempting from Manchester United. With their new signings and the fact that they kept hold of DeGea, the United defense will have plenty of clean sheets this season. Wan-Bissaka has potential for assists and bonus points while Maguire can score on set pieces with his “slabhead”. They start at Chelsea so I would keep the defensive pick on the bench in GW1 and only bring them from GW2.
Still from Manchester United, Paul Pogba (8.5m) makes sense as a midfield option. The Frenchman looks poised to stay at Old Trafford and delivered under Solskjaer with plenty of assists and penalties.
Watford’s Pereyra (6m) has a nice run of fixtures coming up: Brighton (H), Everton (A), West Ham (H), Newcastle (A), Arsenal (H). He scored 122 points last season and backed by a strengthened Watford side this season, he should perform again.
From Manchester City , everybody will be going for Sterling (12m) and De Bruyne (9.5m). I propose cheaper differentials, City’s POTY Bernardo Silva (8m) or David Silva (7.5m).
Moutinho (5.5m) fills in the gaps and as I mentioned yesterday Billing from Bournemouth completes the midfield.
In Part 1, I also discussed why Aubameyang, Wilson/King and Firmino are my strikers.
Hope this helps! Feel free to comment, message me if you do not agree or have questions or just want to discuss FPL!
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